Pastor Russell Logston
Greetings! We are glad that you are taking the time to visit our website, and I hope that you might come and visit our church. You will find an active faith community living with a true desire to serve those around us.
I have been the pastor at St John Lutheran since July 2019. I began my pastoral ministry in 1984 after I graduated from college and began my studies at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio located in Delaware, Ohio. In 1988 I graduated with my Masters of Divinity and Masters of Arts in Christian Education and was ordained in the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Since that time I have served churches from Southern West Virginia to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
I married my wife, Jane, in 1988 and we have two children, and one grandson who was born in August of 2019.
Jesus once said, John 15:5 — “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.”
I believe that the foundation of faith and life is found in Jesus Christ, and in a desire to know him better day by day. Jesus called his followers disciples; which defines them as learners. Jesus taught them and they learned, and then they went forth to teach others about the love of God within life that breathes eternal life into our existence and unseats the power of death. I invite you to come and join me in this faith journey.
The Apostle Paul once said, (Philippians 3:14) “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.” The hope and life that God has given to the world is still with us, and it can be yours as well.